Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas

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Format read: Paperback

Genre: Memoir

Rating: 8 out of 10

Plot: This is Mrs. Dumas’ second memoir.  As was the case in her first memoir, “Funny in Farsi”, the book is set up in short vignettes that tells stories from her life both before and after leaving Iran for America around the time of the Iranian Revolution.

Opinion:  I like the author’s witty sense of humor; there were multiple times throughout the book when I was just bursting out laughing.  I felt almost as if I was watching a good comedy.  My only real complaint is that her book doesn’t follow a linear time line; she would tell a story from her childhood, then the next section would be something from her adult life, and back and forth, which was a little confusing.  Overall I think it was a good book and even though I read the first memoir first, I think you could read this book without reading that one first.

Next book: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt


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